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US Patent and Trademark Office honors Steve Jobs, puts up 30 giant iPhones displaying his patents

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The Patent and Trademark Office in the US has setup a new exhibit at their museum in Alexandria, Verginia to honor Steve Jobs, one of the greatest inventors of our time.

The exhibit consists of 30 giant displays designed in the shape of the iPhone placed next to each other in a rectangle. Most of the displays show the front page of over 300 patents and trademark filings that mention Steve Job’s name as inventor or co-inventor. The rest of the display show his pictures. Read more »

Wonder how Siri would sound like in a French accent? Robin Williams shows us how.

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The fact that Robin Williams is an incredibly talented person is beyond reproach. There is no one that he cannot impersonate with his voice.

But what if it is something like Siri, an AI voice that lives inside your phone? Can he impersonate her? That too in a French accent? Sure he can! Read more »

Google promises a fix for the Galaxy Nexus volume control bug, says it will come with a software update

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The other day we reported a curious bug in the UK versions of Galaxy Nexus, which caused the device to change the volume on its own due to interference with radio frequencies on the 900MHz band. Although it is widely believed that the fault lies in the hardware (probably due to poor EMI shielding) Google has now come out and said that they will be issuing a software update for it.

Here is the full statement from Google regarding the matter: Read more »

Google redesigns the Google Search app for iPad, makes it not suck for once

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Google’s apps for iOS so far have ranged from mediocre to downright lame. A lot of them were just the mobile versions of their mobile site with a slight redesign to fool the users into thinking they are using a proper app and not just a mobile site. But their latest Google Search app changes all that.

The redesign makes the app look completely different and unlike most of their other iOS apps, completely awesome. The best part about it is that it finally feels like a proper app and not just another tab in Safari. Read more »

Google’s Dan Morrill confirms USB Mass Storage in Ice Cream Sandwich, not present in Galaxy Nexus, however

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Ever since people have gotten their hands on the Galaxy Nexus, we have been hearing reports of the device not supporting the USB Mass Storage (UMS) protocol that allows you to mount the internal memory on your computer. Since this is the first Ice Cream Sandwich device, this peculiarity was attributed to the OS lacking the particular feature. But as Google engineer Dan Morrill explains, that is not the case.

As it happens, Ice Cream Sandwich does support UMS, it’s just that the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t. Instead, it uses MTP or Media Transfer Protocol, which is natively supported on Windows and commonly used by devices such as media players to sync with Windows Media Player. Read more »

Galaxy Tab 10.1N gets unboxed, previewed, benchmarked, compared and very nearly reviewed on video

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Samsung’s Made for Germany Galaxy Tab 10.1N will soon be hitting the German shelves. But before that we have a video for you of the device getting a thorough rundown in a typical Teutonic fashion.

In the video below by, we can see the new Galaxy Tab 10.1N first getting unboxed. After spending some time explaining the new design the video moves on to the software and the performance of the device in gaming and web browsing. From there it moves on to benchmarking and finally end it with a comparison with rival tablets. Read more »

How to get the new-look YouTube before the official rollout

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It seems Google has been quietly working on a new look for YouTube. No, not Cosmic Panda; this is even newer. And before they release it officially to everyone, they want to give you a sneak peak at it. Unfortunately, this time, it isn’t as easy as clicking on a link to get the new UI but it isn’t complicated either.

So this is what you have to do. First of all, this only works best on Chrome and Firefox. On IE9 it goes back to the old look after a browser restart and on Safari and Opera it does not seem to work at all. The following are the steps to get it working on your browser. Read more »

Nikon D800 image leaks, said to have a 36 megapixel sensor

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Three years after the Nikon D700 was launched, it seems Nikon is finally going to launch a successor. What you see below is supposedly the upcoming Nikon D800, leaked by the folks at Nikon Rumors.

According to the purported specifications, the D800 will have a 36 megapixel sensor. That is 7,360 x 4,912 and thrice the resolution of the D700′s 12.1 megapixel sensor. This comes across as a rather strange move as I thought we had finally gone past the megapixel craze and were concentrating more on the low-light performance, something high resolution sensors are not very good at (unless they are appropriately large in physical size). Read more »

Google Music ‘About’ page is badass, works only in Chrome and Internet Explorer 9 [UPDATE: Works on other browsers too]

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If you thought Google does not make enough cool looking stuff, you are in for a surprise. I recently stumbled upon The ‘About’ page for Google Music and not only do I think it is the best page Google ever made it is probably one of the coolest web pages out there on the Internet.

When you open the page, you will need to give it some time to load, which could take a while depending upon your Internet connection speed. After that you will see tabs at the bottom for the various features of Google Music. Hovering over them makes a sound that goes down in octave from left to right. But the real fun starts when you click on one of them. Read more »

Steve Wozniak gets a Galaxy Nexus from Google, and an Ice Cream Sandwich T-Shirt to go with it

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Well, it seems the first person in the US to get a Galaxy Nexus is none other than Apple co-founder, Steve “Woz” Wozniak. As strange as that may sound, that’s exactly what’s happened at Google’s campus in Mountain View, California.

What happened is this; Woz tweeted that he was looking to get a Galaxy Nexus but as you may know it isn’t currently available in the US. After that he probably got an invite from Google to come over to their campus, where he was given a shiny new Galaxy Nexus and an Ice Cream Sandwich T-shirt. Read more »

First Galaxy Nexus buyer accidentally gets a developer device, gets it promptly replaced

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The first ever buyer of the first every official Ice Cream Sandwich phone was a certain Alex Ioannou in the UK. He seemed rather happy with his purchase in the picture that was tweeted from Samsung UK’s Twitter account.

Unfortunately for him, his happiness was short lived because when he switched on his new Galaxy Nexus, he discovered he had gotten something that he hadn’t really paid for. Read more »

HTC Quattro tablet image leaks, packs in quad-core Tegra 3 hardware

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Looking at all the leaks that come out of HTC, whoever is in charge of keeping secrets there is obviously doing a very poor job. The latest leak is the upcoming tablet from HTC called the HTC Quattro. It’s a 10.1-inch tablet and will have the new quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. This is probably the same tablet we heard about a few days back.

The device will be running Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and have 16GB internal memory, 1GB of RAM, 8 megapixel camera, Beats audio and will come in 3G and Wi-Fi editions. The tablet is said to be only 9mm thick but there are already thinner tablets out on the market. Read more »

Google releases a whole bunch of Galaxy Nexus videos, shows of all the cool new features

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Unlike the last time when the Nexus S was announced, Google released just one video so far for the Galaxy Nexus. But now that the phone has launched in the UK, we’re suddenly seeing a whole bunch of videos dropping in on YouTube on the Google Nexus account.

These videos cover a large portion of the phones features, from the new Android Beam, to the Panorama mode, Face Unlock, etc. There is also a new ad, which for once, shows actual people doing normal things with their phone instead of robots doing some weird things. To watch all of these videos, click more. Read more »

HTC Rezound shows off the Beats audio in a new video, projects it as a weapon of mass destruction

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Don’t buy the HTC Rezound. Seriously, don’t. Not unless you care about the well-being of the people around you. Because if this new video from HTC is to be believed, the Beats audio in the new Rezound can turn it into a weapon of mass destruction.

In a CGI sequence lifted straight from the movie ‘Inception’, listening to music on your HTC Rezound with the Beats audio apparently causes everything around you to explode like there’s no tomorrow. And looking at all the destruction there probably won’t be a tomorrow if you continue to listen to the music. Read more »

Samsung changes Galaxy Tab 10.1 design in Germany, hopes to avoid getting sued again

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When Apple sent its legal team after Samsung in Germany for copying the design of their iPad the German court responded by granting an injunction to Apple, which prevented Samsung from selling their Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the German markets.

However, Samsung has no intention of going down without a fight, so it responded with the only way it can at this point, by changing the design of their Galaxy Tab. Read more »